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Published: Thursday, March 25 2010 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Greg

What a nice tribute. Colleen must have touched alot of lives in a wonderful way. She sounds like a good example to all and an inspiration to many. I admire her apparent desire to make family first. Regardless of her religeous affiliation, we all could benefit by striving to be a little more like Colleen. When people live life to the fullest and are guided by there hearts and spirit, the Lord will bless them and thier families. Good job Colleen and God bless!

Mike

So, you see, religion is important. Thank you Tauna and Juliana.

Alma Whiting

TDhank you Tauna and Jullianna, I wish your coments had been first. You spoke of the Colleen that I knew at BYU. I am 83 years old and was in her class. She was regal in every sense, a true beauty inside and out, and a great representative for BYU and the church.
Mel was always my favorite BBall player. His movements on the Court were ever so graceful and beautifull.
My condolences to the family. May Heavenly Father's blessings be with you all at this time.

Zuriel Knowles

My sympathy to the family of this beautiful woman. I saw her perform at the University of Utah as Cleopatra before she was chosen to be Miss America and was so impressed with her talent and beauty. She was so regal in every way--walked tall no matter with whom she was walking. I also watched her brother play basketball and we have followed Kiki's career as well. What a legacy she leaves. May you be blessed with the memories of the good times and the time when you as a family will be reunited again.

Hal Weston

She was truly a beautiful person....inside and out. Love and family were her first priorities. I double dated with she and Ernie a long , long time ago. when they were first dating...and was stationed (with Ernie) in Weisbatten, Germany when Kiki was born. Kay was truly a joy to be around.....and my heartfelt condolences go out to the Vanderweghe and Hutchins families on their loss. She had a heart of gold. May OUR LORD bless her always.

Milton Muir's daughter Katheryne

My father dated both Colleen and her sister at BYU he married another and taunted my mother about how he dated Miss America, he was a great tease. Colleen became a house hold name. We have pictures of that day of her coronation, and a few of her sister in the scrap book. He loved my mother and has passed on but I am sure he is in line to greet her.

At 86 my mother can't quite remember who she is when I called her today, but what a legend in our family. I don't think I missed a pageant when I lived at home growing up. When I die, I hope to meet her, I am thrilled about your father and the upcoming sealing. All our love and best wishes, The Milton B Muir Family

E Hall

@ Ralph: Charlotte Sheffield was Miss USA 1957. She lives in Utah, I can't remember just where, but I met her at her younger sister's home in Orem last year. She married and had a family to whom she is very devoted, LDS, and a very lovely woman.
Sorry to barge in on this very interesting thread. Condolences to the Vandeweghe family.

E Hall

@ Ralph: Charlotte Sheffield was Miss USA 1957. She lives in Utah, I can't remember just where, but I met her at her younger sister's home in Orem last year. She married and had a family to whom she is very devoted, LDS, and a very lovely woman.
Sorry to barge in on this very interesting thread. Condolences to the Vandeweghe family.

Myron Harpole

Colleen was in our Arcadia, California classes, 4th through 12. I occasionally saw her the next 2.5 years when she attended the Pasadena Playhouse. The entire Hutchins family was very popular in Arcadia and a credit to the LDS Church. Everything good one hears about Colleen is true including her friendliness, athleticism and family-first outlook.

Maiska Woolley

I've just received the news of Colleen's passing. My condolences to the family.
I visited my friend Raija in your Home in Brentwood and in Palm Deseret in the sixties. It is wonderful to know how well all the children have done.
Congratulations to Ernie on the baptism. Now you can claim your family for all eternities.

proudamerican

Thanks to the Vandeweghe and Hutchins family members for adding their thoughts. She was well before my time, but it's interesting and inspiring to learn about such a remarkable woman. What a great tribute it is to her that friends and acquaintances all remember her as a genuinely kind person and her family remembers her as a completely devoted mother.

Martha Pettijohn Morrise

I had several classes with Colleen at BYU in about 1948/49. We were the same height and I always liked walking across campus with her after our French class in the old "north buildings." I thought she was a regal beauty and wasn't surprised when she was chosen as Miss America. Her brother, Mel, was as handsome as she was beautiful, a great basketball player for the Y. Condolences to her family. Sorry to hear she was ill a long time.

Linda (Andrew)

I remember seeing Colleen's life-size picture hanging in Aunt Maple and Uncle Hugh's (Hutchins)home. What a beautiful lady. Her mother was also a tall, regal woman. Her father was one of the original Harley guys in his leather jacket. He was in his 70's or 80's the last time he rode his motorcycle to see us in Mar Vista. Wish I would have gotten some of those tall, sports genes. My love to the family.

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